Parents in Hong Kong Embrace Homeschooling

Hong Kong parents who support homeschooling tap a global trend of progressive thinking on education

[T]he right to homeschool is part of a broader consensus about freedom of association, limited government, and individual rights – in this case, the rights of parents. For many citizens, a state that has the power to compel parents to submit their children to one specific kind of education is too intrusive. The normative, “correct” socialisation of children that is seen as one of the benefits of school attendance among many Hong Kong parents is precisely what homeschooling parents seek to avoid.

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